WiChorus Announces WiMAX Interoperability Testing of Its Intelligent ASN Gateway with Telsima's StarMAX 6400 Base Station: Testing Part of One Open WiMAX Initiative to Accelerate Multi Vendor Interoperability and Promote Open Standards across Mobile WiMAX Ecosystem

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WiChorus, the developer of the industry's most scalable, Intelligent Access Services Network (ASN) gateway today announced the successfully completed interoperability testing (IOT) between WiChorus' Intelligent ASN gateway and Telsima's StarMAX 6400 Base Station. WiChorus and Telsima demonstrated R6 interoperability based on the WiMAX Forum's NWG 1.0.0 specification. The joint IOT testing demonstrates the availability of an open, flexible ecosystem of best-of-breed products for fixed and mobile WiMAX operators.

We support all interoperability activities that help us to expand our technology capabilities and coexist with a broader mobile ecosystem

    "We support all interoperability activities that help us to expand our technology capabilities and coexist with a broader mobile ecosystem," said Burcak Beser, CTO of Telsima. "Working with partners like WiChorus serves to demonstrate that leading vendors are committed to creating a mobile WiMAX ecosystem based on open standards for the benefit of our customers and the growth and success of the WiMAX market."

"Progressive WiMAX equipment companies are collaborating and have accelerated the interoperability of WiMAX infrastructure to fulfill the promise of an Open WiMAX and move beyond the closed, proprietary systems of the past," said Rehan Jalil, President and CEO of WiChorus. "Working with partners like Telsima, and developing this new, highly flexible ecosystem gives operators the mix-and-match choice they need to deploy successful, profitable WiMAX networks."

The One Open WiMAX initiative is accelerating the availability of WiMAX Forum compliant infrastructure equipment and ensuring service providers have the option to combine best-of-breed equipment to build their networks. WiChorus is making the goal of an open ecosystem a reality through its participation in the WiMAX Forum and its industry-leading One Open WiMAX initiative. The goal of this vendor-neutral initiative is to ensure fully open WiMAX standards, including the adoption of a single open R6 interface, and demonstrate multi-vendor interoperability across the entire mobile ecosystem. To achieve this, WiChorus has invested significant R&D resources in providing test and simulation tools, an advanced test lab facility, and software components to assist vendors in delivering fully interoperable, open WiMAX solutions.

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4G, ASN gateway, mobile broadband, mobile WiMAX, mobile wireless broadband, One Open WiMAX, personal broadband, WiMAX, WiMAX equipment, WiMAX technology

About WiChorus

WiChorus is the provider of new class of intelligent and massively scalable platforms for WiMAX and 4G core networks. Leveraging this platform, the company's Intelligent Access Services Network (ASN) Gateway, provides advanced service and subscriber management, service aggregation, content management and network optimization. It enables fixed and mobile service providers to deploy scalable WiMAX networks, capitalize on service differentiation opportunities and streamline capital and operational costs. Through its One Open WiMAX(TM) initiative, WiChorus is accelerating the availability of an end-to-end open WiMAX ecosystem; ensuring service providers have the option to combine best-of-breed solutions. Headquartered in San Jose, Calif., WiChorus is backed by leading Silicon Valley investors Accel Partners, Mayfield Fund, and Redpoint Ventures. For more information, please visit http://www.wichorus.com

About Telsima

Telsima Corporation (http://www.telsima.com) is the leading provider of Mobile WiMAX and WiMAX certified Broadband Wireless Access (BWA) solutions to India and other Emerging Markets, attested by over 100,000 modems and 10,000 base station sectors shipping in 2007. Telsima's focus on price and performance, appropriate for Emerging Markets, enables it to compete very effectively on a worldwide basis and the company has garnered multiple Tier I operator wins in India and abroad supported by multi-year, multi-million dollar contracts. Telsima's award-winning, innovative technologies offer service providers economic advantages, new business models and more capital efficient network investment profiles. The company's products are compliant with IEEE 802.16-2004, 802.16e-2005 and WiMAX Forum ASN specifications. Telsima has been an active Principle Member of the WiMAX Forum since 2004. Telsima is backed by leading Silicon Valley investors, including, NewPath Ventures, CMEA Ventures, New Enterprise Associates, JAFCO Asia, Intel Capital and other strategic investors. Telsima's headquarters are in Sunnyvale, California, with corporate sales, marketing and support office in New Delhi, support office in Mumbai, EMEA sales, marketing and support office in Ljubljana (Slovenia) and design centers in Bangalore and Ljubljana (Slovenia).

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